§ Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the level of funding the Government will commit to the reconstruction of southern Sudan during the six-year interim period; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Hilary Benn
I have allocated £150 million over the next three years for relief and development in Sudan, after a comprehensive peace agreement. DFID expects funding to continue at this level at least for the rest of the interim period and remains fully committed to helping the people of Sudan reach a sustainable peace and eliminate poverty DFID looks forward to the peace talks reconvening soon.